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    Use your skills, qualifications and experience to find meaningful employment. Or say yes when your company offers you a transfer to Thailand.

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    Take whatever skill set or talent you acquired before coming to Thailand and put them to good use here.

    If you don't have a any skill or talent well....

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    Some of us don't need to as we are retired and can live quite comfortably off our pensions and are not kept awake all night worrying about being employed or lack of employment blah blah blah.

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    No one mentioned importing body amour? I would imagine it will be in some demand in the very near future!

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    As you have all probably noticed I have an excellent grasp of the inglush language. So I was going to steal all the great travel and local colour commentary from TD and turn it into the " Real Mans Travel Guide".

    Of course I will share my rewards with each and everyone of you. Please forward your address to Anchorage 2 nd Motu on the left South Pacific. I will get back to you within a year or few

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    Get into plastic buckets. Big money to be made I'm told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Get into plastic buckets. Big money to be made I'm told.
    Selling them as hardware or fashion accessories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    Money lending.
    My missus does it. Collects daily and gets 10% per month. She undercuts the guys in black on big motorcycles who charge 20%. Why do they still borrow at 20% off the guys on the motorcycle when my wife charges 10%? Because in the village word gets out as to who pays back prompt. The bad payers have no choice who to borrow from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    http://SouthPacificEngagement.com
    Mate that site of yours is good but takes too long to load. The photo content is too heavy & you need to move from wordpress.com if you want to monetize the blog (which you should). Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
    Last edited by Munted; 29-03-2014 at 02:46 PM. Reason: missing word

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    Im in the movie business .
    If Im out watching football and I get talking to someone , I try to get their Facebook addy .
    Later when there are a bit drunk in the bar and go off with one of the Ladyboys in the bar , I give the Ladyboys a camera hidden in a pen and ask them to film the action later .
    After getting the film I send the person a message on Facebook asking whether they want to buy tthe movie , if they dont want to buy the movie, they can watch for free on Facebook, as can everyone else .

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    I came here with nothing and i've got most of it left.
    iI you want to be a millionere in thailand bring 2 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    Money lending.
    My missus does it.
    Money lending is illegal ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    Money lending is illegal ,
    And that makes what diference in this shit tin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble View Post
    No one mentioned importing body amour? I would imagine it will be in some demand in the very near future!

    Numerous companies already selling it here and they are busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    Money lending is illegal ,
    And that makes what diference in this shit tin?
    It means that you can get prosecuted if you get caught and that if people dont pay you back, you cannot take legal action against them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    It means that you can get prosecuted if you get caught and that if people dont pay you back, you cannot take legal action against them
    You obviously don't live in the real world Fluke. One of my missus best customers is a policeman's wife. Occasionally others also. The police live within the community and they ain't going to rock the boat. They have face to keep also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke
    It means that you can get prosecuted if you get caught and that if people dont pay you back, you cannot take legal action against them
    You obviously don't live in the real world Fluke. One of my missus best customers is a policeman's wife. Occasionally others also. The police live within the community and they ain't going to rock the boat. They have face to keep also.
    That still doesnt make money lending in Thailand legal .
    Just because money lending happens, that doesnt mean it happens legally

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    But it happens.Prositution is illegal but it happens and on and on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiejambos View Post
    Some of us don't need to as we are retired and can live quite comfortably off our pensions and are not kept awake all night worrying about being employed or lack of employment blah blah blah.
    When I was first transferred here it was about 70 baht to the pound.

    Cheap country too.

    65 yr olds moving here on a 1000 pound pension, 70k p/m sweet. Land of milk and honey, living the good life.

    Fast forward 10 years and their pension has shrunk from 70k p/m to 54k p/m. This month last year it was down to 44k p/m. At age 75.

    With almost everything being twice as expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamiejambos View Post
    Some of us don't need to as we are retired and can live quite comfortably off our pensions and are not kept awake all night worrying about being employed or lack of employment blah blah blah.
    When I was first transferred here it was about 70 baht to the pound.

    Cheap country too.

    65 yr olds moving here on a 1000 pound pension, 70k p/m sweet. Land of milk and honey, living the good life.

    Fast forward 10 years and their pension has shrunk from 70k p/m to 54k p/m. This month last year it was down to 44k p/m. At age 75.

    With almost everything being twice as expensive.
    I have 2 pensions and when I am 65 I get another pension...
    I retired at 55 because I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamiejambos View Post
    Some of us don't need to as we are retired and can live quite comfortably off our pensions and are not kept awake all night worrying about being employed or lack of employment blah blah blah.
    When I was first transferred here it was about 70 baht to the pound.

    Cheap country too.

    65 yr olds moving here on a 1000 pound pension, 70k p/m sweet. Land of milk and honey, living the good life.

    Fast forward 10 years and their pension has shrunk from 70k p/m to 54k p/m. This month last year it was down to 44k p/m. At age 75.

    With almost everything being twice as expensive.
    The UK government is faced with a dilemma. At present the UK pension is frozen at the point a person leaves the UK to live in many countries including Thailand. There is, however, a mountain of expatriates living overseas whose pensions are increasingly becoming insufficient to maintain their existence. Within the next decade the number of people expected to return to the UK impoverished is best described as an avalanche. Don't be surprised if the annual upgrade is granted to expatriates by a future government.
    I see fish. They are everywhere. They don't know they are fish.

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    Sorry to tell you Fluke, lending money is not illegal, being a loan shark is.
    Personal loans are covered in the civil code, simple contract, witnessed by someone of standing.
    They get around the law, say you borrow 10,000, you sign that you borrowed 15,000, contract is legal and enforceable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Sorry to tell you Fluke, lending money is not illegal, being a loan shark is.
    Personal loans are covered in the civil code, simple contract, witnessed by someone of standing.
    They get around the law, say you borrow 10,000, you sign that you borrowed 15,000, contract is legal and enforceable.
    Yes, but we are talking about loan Sharks , not the legal loaners

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    Happens here in Lao all the time, Lao people don't like to borrow from banks, a mate of mine wife has been doing it for years ( using his capital) she takes the family book or any land documents as collateral, it gets paid back, not a business I would like to get involved with, if they get desperate enough and get in over there heads could get ugly me thinks. Likewise in the Philippines the Indians are well established as money lenders/sharks, locals call them 5 sixes, meaning for every 500 pesos loaned they get back 600 !

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    Fluke everyone lends/borrows money in Thailand. It's how they survive/live. My wife provides a service that is better than the banks. Instant loans unsecured. Given a choice of paying the local going rate, or waiting 6 months for the bank to loan you the money on security of your land papers, which do you think the locals prefer. My wife is possibly acting illegally but that's rural life in Thailand. No one complains and life goes on.

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